By Op-Ed Blogger Quinton Charles
Posted August 16th, 2019
What is Hempy’s?
Would I buy more of Hempy’s apparel and accessories? Would I recommend it to friends? Would I purchase it as a gift, wrap it in some tacky wrapping paper, put a bow on it, and give it to my little sister? All 100% yeses. Reliable? Sustainable? Comfortable? Fashionable? Guilty on all counts.
Tell me about the company?
Hempy’s started in the mid 90’s when Albert Lewis pulled his surfboard from his truck and began to wax his board. He unwrapped his surf wax and the plastic wrapper blew away. As he was chasing the wrapper down the beach, he thought: “what if I could make a reusable surf wax bag?” He searched for the most sustainable fabric possible and found the answer: Hemp! Thus, Hempy’s was born!
An origin story like this really highlights the ethics that the company still cultivates to this day. This is common in the CBD and hemp industry, and it is refreshing to see. I care very much for the planet, and it’s nice whenever I can lend my support to businesses, like Hempy’s, that are committed to business models that place the planet first, while still offering high-quality products at a reasonable price.
Hempy’s makes sure that their products are some of the highest quality on the market and some of the most sustainable. They still maintain the commitment to the environment that they started with. Their clothing is made in the United States, and they are committed to sourcing sustainable hemp for all of their clothing. I can attest to their quality (I wear their clothing regularly!). I’ve also noticed that all of their clothing is either a blend of organic cotton and hemp, or just pure hemp. The good thing about both of these fabrics is that they breathe well, and don’t itch or irritate.
Are they just clothing?
No! Lucky for us, they’re not just a clothing company. They may have started as a company that produced hemp textiles and clothing, but now they have branched out. One product that we carry of theirs is a scented hemp candle (don’t worry, there’s no hemp smell). I really enjoy the scent of their Rain Water candle. I’m not sure if it is because I love rain, or if the smell is really that good. Either way, check out their candles (they’re just as high quality as the clothing!)
What I really enjoy about Hempy’s is that they don’t just try to sell a product to you; their blog is a great source for information on hemp (like ours!), and they will often try to answer questions that people have about hemp. These blogs take the form of short op-eds, summaries of history, little anecdotes on growing hemp, and much more! I always love when I see a company that is engaged with the community and is really pushing to inform the public about the benefits of hemp. Of course, their product is great, too.
The styles of Hempy’s clothing that we offer are diverse enough to fit any style, and are comfortable to boot. We have several colors of hats, beanies, and scarves (I personally like the blue hat most). But what if you’re not big on wearing your hemp? We also carry some rather stylish and durable wallets. I personally don’t have one of Hempy’s wallets (I’m still waiting for my leather wallet to fall apart), but I have several friends with them and I have heard nothing but praise; I’ve also held them and, like the clothing, they seem indestructible (but that doesn’t mean that they are! Don’t be reckless!). One of the best aspects of Hempy’s style is that you don’t find any large or obnoxious logos. The logo either blends into the garment itself (like on my hat), or it is only present on a small, removable tag.
I’ve found that the price of our Hempy’s clothing is on par with that of most apparel chains, and, in many cases, cheaper. This is a godsend to a college budget, and it allows me to be environmentally-conscious, while also wearing clothing that is comfortable and looks good!
The Hempy’s products that we carry:
- Hemp Road Tripper Trucker Mesh Hat (Blue with White mesh): $34.00
- Hemp Baseball Cap: $32.00
- Hemp Beanie: $32.00
- Bamboo Organic Cotton Infinity Scarf in Navy, Black or Ash: $22.00
- Hemp Slim Line Wallet in Blue with Black Trim: $24.00
- Hemp Tri-Fold Wallet in Green with Green Trim: $30.00
- Hemp Candle – Egyptian Amber & Sandalwood: $14.00
- Hemp Candle – Rain Water: $14.00
My Hempy’s experience
I’ve talked a lot about what I like about Hempy’s, so I’ll spare you the long stories. That being said, I need to make it abundantly clear that I wear my Hempy’s hat daily… Daily! One of my good friends was visiting me for a weekend, and she needed a hat for the sun. Without thinking, I handed her my Hempy’s hat. I almost didn’t get it back at the end of the day! When I did get it back, she asked where I had gotten it (I think I sold a hat that day…), and I promptly showed her to our site. I still haven’t found a better hat for keeping the sun off of my face and out of my eyes, while still circulating enough air to prevent my head from sweating. Overall, Hempy’s is a brand that I plan on incorporating in my life for the foreseeable future.
If you want to incorporate this ethical, practical, and fashionable brand in your life too, get excited. This week we are giving away a hat AND shirt of your choosing. All you have to do is follow us on Instagram, @GreenWellnessLife and comment #GWLwinner to enter! Hurry, the giveaway ends August 23rd at 12:00pm EST!